Month: May 2011

  • Pissaladiere and A Guest Post

    I realized early this month that I never posted a recipe for one of the specialties of the region in France where I grew up, Provence. Pissaladiere, a thin tart topped with onion, anchovies and olives is indeed one of the quintessential dishes of the area. It only took years and Asha’s request to have […]

  • Asparagus & Pea Soup With Herb Crackers

    With the temperatures well into the 90s already, it’s crazy to feel that Spring almost feels like a distant memory. But it is. Almost. I know how short the seasons can be for fruits and vegetables when I am able to find asparagus at the farmers market one week and hardly the next. I love […]

  • Thoughts On My Ace Camp Photography Workshop In Sante Fe, New Mexico

    Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart. —Anonymous Ace Camp Group Shot. These were the words in my heart as I was traveling to Sante Fe a couple of weeks ago to teach an Ace Camp Workshop. These were the words […]

  • Honeysuckle And Jasmine Cupcakes & The Little Gifts In Life

    I did not make a cake for my birthday this year. I have a “coeur d’artichaut” you see: I change my mind at the drop of a hat. Last Wednesday I wanted chocolate and caramel in my cake. The day after I was on to lemon and vanilla. In the morning I was all set […]

  • Squash Blossoms Two Ways: Brown Wild Rice, Feta Squash Blossoms & Crispy Fried Blossoms

    Every Saturday that we are at the farmers market, I wish I could be there with my mother. She’d get a kick out of the scarlet queen red turnips, the juicy strawberries and the soft squash blossoms. My dad would enjoy strolling down the painters row filled with gorgeous watercolors or photo representations of the […]

  • Poached Peaches & Lemon Verbena Ice Cream. A Bit Of News Too…

    Leave it up to me to pick one hot evening to churn a fresh batch of ice cream thinking we were nicely gearing up for Summer early as usual only to get up to a little-big drop in temperatures. Intriguing. I like that last attempt of a crisp morning trying to wrap us up with […]